HUMANITIES

HUMN 201 – THE FILM EXPERIENCE

This is an introductory course on films with emphasis on film both as an art form and as a shaper of social values. Viewing of key full-length dramatic features, experimental and other short films with related discussions, lecture and independent investigation.

Prerequisite: C or better in COMP 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), offered on a rotating basis

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for The Arts.

HUMN 220 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM

This course examines the way of life known as Islam. Students are introduced to cultural and religious aspects of life for more than one billion Muslims and Islamic principles of faith and practice, the Quran, Muslim cultural traditions and religious laws. Students will also explore the lifestyles of women, polygamy, the representation of Muslims in the media and shared similarities of Islam with Christianity and Judaism.

Prerequisite: C grade or better in COMP 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), offered on a rotating basis

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

HUMN 230 - RURAL STUDIES

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the study of rural life in American history. Through an exploration of historical, literary, and cultural sources, students will examine the idea and reality of rural “life on the farm” in America’s past and present. Grades will be based on class discussion, formal and informal writing assignments, exams and collaborative assignments.

Prerequisite: C or better in COMP 101 and C or better in HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103 , POLI 101, POLI 111 or SOCI 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours), offered on a rotating basis

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities.

HUMN 231 – NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Native American history, culture, philosophy, worldview, religion, and art through its oral, written and visual literature. Students will be introduced to the oral tradition, and learn about tribal bio-regions and their cultures and traditions through their literature.

Prerequisite: “C” or better in COMP 101

3 credits* (3 lecture hours), spring semester even years

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Other World Civilization.

HUMN 241/341 DIVERSITY AND THE HUMANITIES: SPECIAL TOPICS

This course will explore a topic within the dynamic field of diversity and humanities. Students will read a variety of films, music, and/or the arts and discuss what impact the work has on our lives and the world around us. In order to know the next topic, please see the subtitle and unique course description available on the college website's course listings page and in the scheduling tools. These will be available prior to registration. Course is repeatable for credit up to 3 times when content is unique. Students can choose to take the course as a 200 level or 300 level course: different work will be required and expected for each level.

Prerequisite: A letter grade of "C" or higher in COMP 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours). Fall or Spring. This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for The Humanities.

HUMN 261: GAMES, WORLD-BUIDING AND STORYTELLING

This class seeks to understand contemporary storytelling through a discussion of video game theory, creative writing, and literary theory. To provide us with some direction in this endeavor, we will be exploring a chosen genre in several forms-video games and fiction, poetry, drama, and/or film. We will also explore how narrative choices affect audience, character, and writer by creating our own fictional world together and developing stories within that world.

Prerequisite: C or better in COMP 101

3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for The Humanities.